Organization: Vassar College
The Vassar Review is a revival of the literary arts journal published by Vassar College from 1927 to 1993. Each edition's theme lays the groundwork for a contemporary, artistic discourse across mediums. The journal is released annually in the spring in print and online. We will be accepting submissions relating to the theme of "Protest, Prophecy, Play" from November 12, 2019, until January 26, 2020.
This year's theme is "Protest, Prophecy, Play".
“And this is a grave responsibility, projected from within each of us, not to settle for the convenient, the shoddy, the conventionally expected, nor the merely safe.”
-Audre Lorde, “Uses of the Erotic”
The eve of 2020 lays bare a world simultaneously pouring over itself in protest and paralyzed by the coerced inevitability of a catastrophic future. Rather than restrict protest to negation, the fifth edition of The Vassar Review asks: to what can we wholeheartedly say “yes”? Driven by an embodied urgency to move towards and not merely against, “Protest, Prophecy, Play” commands as much as it invites. We desire, we beg, we ache for works that move and compel us to move—works that assure us of the wheres and whens on the horizon.
We accept and encourage a range of media for our Arts, Poetry, Prose, Digital Media, and Reviews sections. Bilingual texts and excerpts from longer dramatic works such as screenplays and graphic novels are also considered. We do not accept works previously published in print but will consider previously exhibited visual work.
For full guidelines as well as the official submissions form, please refer to review.vassar.edu/submissions.
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